Barton Springs

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(30.2641, -97.7713)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: KarstKarst Spring
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: Kevin Thuesen (2013): Restoring land and managing karst to protect water quality and quantity at Barton Springs, Austin, Texas NCKRI Symposium 2: Proceedings of the Thir oceedings of the Thirteenth Multidisciplinar teenth Multidisciplinary Conference on ence on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, Digital Commons @ University of South Florida, KIP Talks and Conferences. 131. online pdf
Address: Barton Springs
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The plural in Barton Springs is well deserved, there are actually four different springs: Parthenia Spring, also known as Main Barton Spring, Eliza Spring, Old Mill Spring, and Upper Barton Spring. The largest spring is Parthenia Spring with a discharge of 1,35 m³/s. The springs are located along Barton Creek on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The springs are resurgences of the famous Edwards Aquifer, one of the most prolific artesian aquifers in the world.